Alien (1979)

Judderman

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Yeah Specimen was entertaining. Interesting, apparent job for the dog.
Harvest was decent. Neither of these brought much new, other than perhaps showing more examples of human exposure to Aliens than we might have thought, but they are good homages to Alien.
 

Toby Frost

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Whilst watching them, I got the feeling of a really small pack of cards being shuffled. The Alien setting is tiny: there's a company, some workers, the Alien and not much else, and it becomes hard to do something new with the established canon. "Alone" got close to black comedy, and "Ore" tried a kind of proleterian solidarity (not terribly successfully, but it was a nice idea). "Specimen" was the only one of the films that made me think "I hadn't expected that, but now you've done it, it makes perfect sense".
 

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This may have been mentioned before, when I was a young I first saw Alien on TV and there was a scene where Ripley finds Dallas and it looks like he was being turned into an egg he says help me and she puts him out of his misery with a flame gun. Now I have seen this film many times since, streamed, video, dvd, blue ray, and on tv but I have never seen Dallas make reappearance after the alien grabs him. Does anyone else remember this scene? Always struck me as odd that itv would show t with what is obviously a deleted scene, maybe it was removed after the egg laying Queen was invented?
 

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I very Highly recommend Creature 1985. This film is Alien knock off but , its a pretty good. :cool:(y)

It The Terror from Beyond Space 1958. :cool:(y)

Planet of the Vampires 1965 :cool:(y)
 

Toby Frost

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This may have been mentioned before, when I was a young I first saw Alien on TV and there was a scene where Ripley finds Dallas and it looks like he was being turned into an egg he says help me and she puts him out of his misery with a flame gun. Now I have seen this film many times since, streamed, video, dvd, blue ray, and on tv but I have never seen Dallas make reappearance after the alien grabs him. Does anyone else remember this scene? Always struck me as odd that itv would show t with what is obviously a deleted scene, maybe it was removed after the egg laying Queen was invented?
I think it was cut from the cinema version, but it is the biggest addition to the later Director's Cut. It's on a DVD version that I've got.
 

Judderman

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I very Highly recommend Creature 1985. This film is Alien knock off but , its a pretty good. :cool:(y)
Although it looks truly dreadful in quality I am impressed by the tag line. "Creature. It kills to live. And it lives..... to kill".
 

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I like the idea of the aliens injecting victims and turning them into eggs but the scene kind of messes with the pacing. I much prefer that to the ant colony approach that Cameron tool. Aliens is ok but it's so dumbed down compared to A L I E N. Cameron had a lot of trouble filing in England. The tea time trolley lady drove him insane. He could not fathom crews taking a break for tea. In fact I don't think he has shot a movie in England since Aliens.

Alien 3 was bleak-I have yet to watch the alternate version people rave about. Alien 4 is ok but kind of disturbing. Ultimately I always go back to the first.
 
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